The Nile Project is a collective of African musicians from eleven countries along the Nile River. They have performed at venues around the world, using music to unite the people of the region and bringing attention to its socio-political and ecological problems.
From its infancy as music for the urban elites to its heyday as the soundtrack for the liberation movement in Ghana, highlife music has remained the bedrock of West African popular culture. This is the story of a genre that has survived through generations and different trends to retain its unique identity amidst a host of contemporary influences
These days when most people think of laundry they associate it with the washing machine. In many parts of Africa, some families still gather at certain river spots to do their laundry. Laughter, conversation and children playing in the background is a guarantee.
23 year old Paralympian swimmer Hendri Herbest was born prematurely, three weeks ahead of his due date. His mother told him that the first time she looked into blue eyes she sensed something was wrong. His father, then a general practitioner in a small town in Limpopo, South Africa, ran a series of tests and upon realising that there really was something wrong with Hendri’s eyes, his parents went searching for answers.
The water hyacinth is an invasive aquatic plant that can clog up a large area of water and interferes with movement on waterways. Achenyo Idachaba has found a way of turning this problematic weed into beautiful handcrafted home items.
Cynthia Erivo, a British actor born to Nigerian parents has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her portrayal of Celie in ‘The Colour Purple’. Erivo has her eyes on Hollywood, having recently signed with a premier talent agency in the U.S.